Initiated in 2018, the Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) initiative has garnered global enthusiasm, eliciting interest from numerous highly qualified students and researchers.

MOPGA 2024
MOPGA 2024

The MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program invites early career international researchers to conduct research in France, offering support throughout their projects.

MOPGA 2024

France, a key advocate in the battle against climate change and a supporter of the Paris Agreement’s principles, initiates a new MOPGA visiting fellowship program aimed at enhancing scientific contributions to climate change issues addressed by the COPs.

This seventh call for applications for the Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) program aims to accommodate a minimum of 40 early career researchers who desire to pursue their research in France. The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, funds the program, which is executed by Campus France.

Summary of MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program

France hosts the fellowship, open to applicants from all countries, offering a monthly allowance and health insurance. No IELTS is necessary, and the deadline for application submission is January 9, 2024.

Details of MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program

Early Career Researchers can benefit from the MOPGA 2024 Visiting Fellowship Program, receiving support for projects aligned with the themes outlined in the “Research Themes” section. A minimum of 40 fellowships will be granted for a 12-month duration starting from September 2024.

Research Themes

Five broad research themes are eligible:

  • Earth systems
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Energy transition
  • Societal challenges of environmental issues
  • Human, animal and ecosystem health as part as a “One Health” approach.

Description of The Research Project

  • Research Project Title
  • Keywords (6)
  • Abstract of the Research Project (2,000 char. max.)
  • Context and Motivation (2,000 char. max.)
  • Scientific Objectives (2,000 char. max.)
  • Methodology and Timeline (4,500 char. max.)
  • Project position in relation to the MOPGA scientific domain (2,000 char. max.)
  • Collaborations and/or impacts for the candidate’s country of residence in relation to the research project proposal (2,000 characters max.)

Eligibility Requirements for 2024 MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program

To be considered for the MOPGA Visiting Fellowship, applicants must be:

  • Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years
  • No nationality restrictions (except France)

Benefits of 2024 MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program

This fellowship includes the following benefits :

  • Monthly allowance of 2,500 euros
  • Moving allowance of 500 euros
  • Health Insurance plan covering civil liability and repatriation assistance until the MOPGA Fellow’s registration to the French Social Security Scheme
  • Complementary Health Insurance plan covering civil liability and repatriation assistance once the Social Security registration process is effective.

Required Documents for MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • CV including the list of your publications in English (4 pages max)
  • PhD Diploma (or certificate of PhD diploma)
  • CV of your research supervisor in the French host institution (2 pages max)
  • Letter of support from the French host institution
  • Letters of recommendation (3 max)
  • Passport or proof of ID

How to Apply for MOPGA Visiting Fellowship

To apply for the MOPGA Visiting Fellowship, interested applicants should use the link created below to submit the required documents and follow stated instructions.

https://campusfrance.smapply.io/prog/MOPGA-2024/

Timeline

  • October 9th 2023: Application period opens
  • January 9th 2024: Application period ends
  • End of June 2024 : Notification of the results
  • Between September 2024 and December 2024 (at the latest): Arrival in France and start of the fellowship

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